Erdogan arrives at New York for UN General Assembly
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in New York on Monday to participate in the annual UN General Assembly meetings.

Erdogan will address the General Assembly on Tuesday and is expected to meet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden the following day as well as other foreign leaders during his five-day visit.

It is Erdogan’s first visit to New York since an overthrow attempt in Turkey in July was put down.

Turkey has pressured the U.S. to extradite U.S.-based terror leader Fetullah Gulen, who Ankara has accused of orchestrating the coup attempt.

Leaders from around the world are in New York for 71st session of General Assembly with an emphasis on "ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals.”

The high-ranking Turkish delegation includes Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and other ministers.

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